- ESG Summary Table
- Stronger Communities
- Quality of Life
- Empowered Employees
- Respect for the Environment
- Our Promise to Indigenous People
At A Glance
Donated $2.1 Million
Contributed $2.1 million in donations to non-profits, food banks and strategic partners.
3.3 Million pounds
Alaska Commercial Company delivered 3.3 million pounds of fresh, nutritious food to 115 communities throughout Alaska in 2021.
1,000 Baby Food Boxes
North West helped ship and distribute nearly 1,000 boxes of baby food to Garden Hill, God’s Lake Narrows, Gods River, Lac Brochet, Tadoule Lake and York Landing in Manitoba.
$429,478 in Grants
Awarded $429,478 in grants in 2021 through North West’s Healthy Horizons Foundation to fund nutrition, education and active-living programs for youth, impacting over 60 Indigenous communities served by Northern and NorthMart.
At North West, community has always been at the core of who we support. The communities where we live and work sustain businesses, employees and families. We recognize that our success is linked to their health and vitality, so our intent is to provide opportunities across our business to contribute to their prosperity. Given the breadth of our operations, our work spans from small community impact to a broad global reach.
With 226 stores across a broad geographic region and 7,524 associates, we have an extraordinary opportunity to support and strengthen our communities through our actions. We want to ensure that North West can be responsive and relevant to every community in which we operate. Through local community engagement and volunteerism, our stores and distribution center teams across the country support local programs and organizations that bring support to families and address critical needs in their communities. To maximize our efforts, we collaborate with local organizations and non-profits. Through these associations, we can gather greater insights into community issues and support solutions developed by those who best understand the local needs.
At the heart of our support is North West’s belief that every family should have access to affordable, healthy food choices. In 2021, North West made donations in excess of $2.1 million, plus significant in-kind donations to non-profits, food banks and strategic partners.
Commitments, Goals, Performance, and Next Steps
COMMITMENT: Provide significant social benefit by soliciting opinions from and seeking opportunities to collaborate with community leaders, groups and individuals.
|Goals||Action steps Taken in 2021|
|Relieve food insecurity pressures by participating in regional Food Security Work Groups, by advocating for a stronger charitable meal system and by extending the reach of hunger relief and nutrition programs.||
|Build strong relationships with communities based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership.||
|Work with communities and entities to develop transformative business and partnership opportunities and build mutually beneficial partnerships within communities that support economic self-reliance.||
|Develop store managers who are informed about the history, cultures and realities of their communities.||
|Support important community events and causes, particularly those that align with North West’s Commitment to Reconciliation.||